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Transportation Employment Information


Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Seeking a qualified Canvas Upholsterer and Metal Fabricator for a local company. Must have previous experience in this field. Please apply here with your resume, and call Marcy at 850-586-7877 to schedule an interview!...
Wiseway transportation is looking for a relay driver to work out of the Bourbonnais, IL terminal. - Home Weekends - Medical and Dental after 90 days, 401K after 1 year - Up to 14 paid days off in your 1st year - Minimum 18 months experience in the past 3 years - Must clear Dot Physical plus drug and back screen This position may require the driver to do some unloading. If you have interest please...
Job ID: 33513 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Ha...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. Sourcing Manager-0176131203 Description Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Sourcing Manager. This position will be located in Raritan, NJ. Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, fo...
CDL-A (Class A) Delivery Driver - To safely operate an over-the-road tractor-trailer and deliver product to specified restaurants on time, accurately and in a friendly professional manner. Unloads or assists in the unloading of product from the trailer to customers. Operates a tractor-trailer according to state and federal laws. Transports product to proper destinations observing all company polic...
Karl’s Transport Inc., Antigo, WI is hiring OTR Drivers who are dependable, experienced and want to be part of a team that strives for the best. All late model Kenworth Tractors. 5 Days Out 2 at Home All miles paid loaded or empty. Health, Life, Dental and Disability Insurance Recruiting Bonus ($1,000) Yearly Raises and Vacation Pay Drivers must live in Wisconsin Download applications and get more...
The Equipment Operator performs basic labor tasks using hand tools, and operates the following equipment types: commercial motor vehicle tractor & trailer, wet / dry vacuum truck with jet rodder, vacuum tanker with tractor, hydro excavator, roll-off truck, roll-off trailer with tractor, water blaster, and pressure washer. Responsibilities / Essential Functions: • Safely operates the following equi...
Account Representatives needed for Verizon FIOS Campaign. Position Highlights: As a marketing representative, you will begin your career by learning our internal marketing programs and techniques. Directly interacting with customers, you will be offering a Verizon total home solution for their TV, High-Speed Internet, and Telephone needs with products and services technologically superior to the c...
Position Title: Commercial Driver Main Office Location: Alexandria, Virginia Schedule: Monday-Friday; Approximately 5AM-1:30PM, or 6AM-2:30PM Position Summary We are seeking a Commercial Driver to transport products between two facilities in Northern Virginia and another one in the Baltimore area. Light overnight travel may be required on seldom occasions. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To...
Busy South Orange County Car Wash in Rancho Santa Margarita is looking for full-time Automotive Detailers. We are a high volume Car Wash that does up to 500 cars/day. We have one of the busiest and most successful Detail Centers in all of Southern California. On a busy weekend day we see up to 75 cars in detail alone. We have a huge repeat customer base that comes back to get their vehicle detaile...
Plant Buyer With over 50 years of successful and progressive operations, Signicast Investment Castings has become a highly respected leader within the precision investment casting industry. Currently we are looking to add a highly motivated, results-oriented person to our Purchasing Team in Hartford, WI. We are a fast growing company with a mission to satisfy our customers. The ideal candidate for...
OVERVIEW: The Replenishment Buyer is responsible for daily management of the vendors/categories on their specific buying desk. Performance is measured primarily through daily distribution center service levels to retail stores and maintaining acceptable distribution center case and dollar inventory levels. RESPONSIBILITIES: Maintain service level and inventory objectives Manage supply chain purcha...
We are currently looking for entry level and experienced agents that are coachable team players and have the desire along with the work ethic to earn their way to management. Those that are applying for a management position need to have experience in recruiting, office management, sales, customer service and team leadership. At Midwest we represent CenturyLink the third largest telecommunications...
We are currently hiring for warehouse positions in Highlands TX. Starting pay is $8.00 - $8.50, with room for advancement in pay and hours. . If you are interested you can come by and fill out an application, our address is: Intuitive Staffing 213 Kerry Rd Highlands, TX 77562 281-426-4501 Se necesita personal para trabajar en bodega, turnos de 8 horas, dia/8 x hora y noche/8.50 x hora con posibili...
Our company is looking for an experienced (at least 5 years) repair and maintenance technician/ mechanic. Employee will be required to perform repairs and maintenance on various types of autos, trucks, and equipment. Transwest offers an improved work environment from traditional shops with additional means for employees to expand their abilities through customer service, self-management, and other...
Seeking a Highly Experienced Sales/F&I Manager!!! This is an exciting career opportunity that allows you to earn the amount of money that you truly deserve, as well as working in a professional environment. The car business is changing and it's changing for the better! Our employees are the key to our success over the years. Our philosophy is to train, coach, mentor, and provide continual support...
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DRIVER / SHIPPER Monday through Friday. CDL Class B with Airbake. 24 foot flatbed, single axle. Some overnights in state. Please bring MVR to : 4040 Grape Street Denver 303 - 388 - 4683 *...
The Logistics Coordinator provides overall direction and supervision throughout the Dedicated Fleet operation and provides operational assistance to the Project Manager wherever needed.? This is a night shift position.? Essential Duties & Responsibilities:? Maintains positive and encouraging working relations with all drivers Provides constant communications of service issues to appropriate person...
JOB TITLE: Associate II, Warehouse Operations At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Operations Family: Warehouse Operations What Warehouse Operations contributes to Cardinal Health Warehouse Operat...
Job Description: Immediate openings for Temp to Hire reliable and dependable associates to work for our customer at the Warehouse. Must be able to lift 20lbs to 50 lbs all day. Will be unloading cases of product and re-stacking. Requires steeled toed boots. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug test. Hours M-F, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Minimum Education Required: High School...
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